Episode #129

West African Snap-The Undead

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Friday, September 16, 1988

West African Music came to this country with the slave trade, so the recent rediscovery of interest in the rhythms and instruments of that area isn't too surprising. We'll hear Western works based on West African themes or rhythm patterns, as well as some original works that use West African instruments. Kahil El'Zabar of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble drops by to demonstrate the sounds of the African thumb piano and the relationship between speech and drumming in West Africa.

Comments [1]

Burton Steck from Chicago


i caught the second half of today's new sounds - the undead earlier today on wnyc2 (west africa #129) and when i went in the archives to hear the full hour there is no link to hear it. is there one available?

i'm a new listener (better late than never) to both the current and undead shows and greatly appreciate them.

Jan. 10 2008 03:10 PM

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